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Half Pound Ceramic Weight W368
Half Pound Ceramic Weight W368
Original, quality late 19th century Grocers' or Butchers' shop counter weight in white ceramic in a "cottage loaf" shape. This smaller example is complete but it does have a scuff or two to the top and an edge knock to the base otherwise all is very clean. The top is transfer printed "Imperial Enamel Weight" and " 1/2 lb". These ceramic weights were only in use for a very short period and were made illegal in 1903 or thereabouts. Complete and in good order.

1.5" tall.

2.25" base diam.

 
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Price: 156.00


1lb Ceramic Weight W367
Original, quality late 19th century Grocers' or Butchers' shop counter weight in white ceramic in the shape of a "cottage loaf". This example has poor restoration to two areas to the underside of the top section which could be improved considerably. These ceramic weights were only in use for a very short period and were made illegal in 1903 or thereabouts. This 1lb version is transfer printed to the top "Imperial 1lb" and is complete and in good order.

2.25" tall.

3" diam of base.

 
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Price: 100.00


1lb Ceramic Weight W367



W&T Avery 4lb Ceramic Weight W366
W&T Avery 4lb Ceramic Weight W366
Original, quality late 19th century Grocers' or Butchers' shop counter weight in white ceramic in the shape of a "cottage loaf". These ceramic weights were only in use for a very short period and were made illegal in 1903 or thereabouts. This 4lb version has a band of green decoration around the lower rim, a ribbon swag to the shoulder with details for the manufacturer "W&T Avery Birmingham", good wear marks to the underside and the original lead infill to the base and is complete and in good order.

3.5" tall.

4 1/8" base diam.

 
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Price: 500.00


W&T Avery 7lb Ceramic Weight W365
Original, quality late 19th century Grocers' or Butchers' shop counter weight in white ceramic in the shape of a "cottage loaf". This large example has some damage to the reverse under the top grip which could be restored but otherwise all is complete and in good order. These ceramic weights were only in use for a very short period and were made illegal in 1903 or thereabouts. This 7lb version has a band of green decoration around the lower rim, a ribbon swag to the shoulder with details for the manufacutrer "W&T Avery Birmingham", good wear marks to the underside and the original lead infill to the base. With the exception of the damage to the reverse the rest is in super condition and complete.

5" tall x 5" base diam.

 
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Price: 650.00


W&T Avery 7lb Ceramic Weight W365



14lb Brass Weight W364
14lb Brass Weight W364
Original, quality late 19th century 14lb shop counterweight with an open ring grip to the top. This super example is stamped "14lb" to the top and a crown over 'T' over 'B' to the side of the grip. The underside has no customs marks which is most unusual. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. These larger 'bell' shaped brass weights are the most difficult to find.

8.5" tall x 4.5" base diam.

 
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Price: 300.00


300 Sovereigns Brass Bankers Weight W353
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass bell shaped bankers' counter weight impressed "Sov'gn 300" to the top of the open ring grip. A most unusual weight to find today and in very clean condition. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

7" tall x 3.5" base diam.

 
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Price: 265.00


300 Sovereigns Brass Bankers Weight W353



8 Ounce Brass Weight W350
8 Ounce Brass Weight W350
Original, quality late 19th century cast pink brass grocers'/ butchers' counter weight impressed "8oz" to the top of the grip. Very unusual to find these weights in pink brass. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

2.5" tall x 1.5" widest at base.

 
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Price: 30.00


7lb Brass Weight W349
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass grocers' / butchers' shop counter weight with a shaped grip to the top. This example is stamped "Derby" with a crown to the shoulder and "7lbs" to the top of the grip. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

6.75" tall x 3.25" widest.

 
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Price: 85.00


7lb Brass Weight W349



7lbs Brass Weight W345
7lbs Brass Weight W345
Original, quality mid to late 19th century cast brass grocers' / butchers' shop counter weight with a shaped grip to the top and all in the unpolished patinated finish. Can be polished back to shiny brass on request for no extra charge. This clean example is impressed "7lbs" to the top of the grip and has a "VR" mark to the shoulder. Complete and in good order.

6.5" tall.

3.75" base diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


2lb Brass Weight W341
Original, quality 1920's grocers' / butchers' shop brass bell shaped counter weight with a shaped ring grip to the top and 2lb impressed to the grip. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

4.5" tall x 2.25" widest.

 
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Price: 23.00


2lb Brass Weight W341



Vandome & Hart 1lb Nickel Weight W338
Vandome & Hart 1lb Nickel Weight W338
Original, quality post-war '1lb' circular shop counter weight in nickel. This example is impressed to the top for the maker "Vandome & Hart Ltd". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

2.75" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 38.00


Circular Brass 4lb Weight W337
Original, quality circular brass weight, feels to be lead filled ? The upper surface is embossed "4lbs, AVDP, 20lbs, Sq. In". "Patented March 11 84" (is it for 1884 or 1984 ?) "Crosby S.G. & V. Co Boston U.S.A". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order.

4.5" diam x 0.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Circular Brass 4lb Weight W337



Run of 5 Bartlett Brass Weights W335
Run of 5 Bartlett Brass Weights W335
Original quality late 19th century run of five matching tapered cast brass grocers' / butchers' counter weights "7lbs" to "8oz". Each weight is stamped to the top with the weight and the larger ones are stamped for the maker "Bartlett Bristol" to the underside. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all are complete and in good order.

Larger 5.5" tall x 2.75" widest.

Smallest 2.25" tall x 1 1/8" widest.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 175.00


4lb Avery Brass Weight W325
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass grocers' / butchers' bell shaped shop counter weight. This example impressed '4lbs' to the top of the open grip has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

5.5" tall x 2.75" widest.

 
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Price: 34.00


4lb Avery Brass Weight W325



4lb Brass Weight W323
4lb Brass Weight W323
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass grocers' / butchers' bell shaped shop counter weight. This good example, impressed "4lb" to the top of the open grip, has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

5.5" tall x 3" widest.

 
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Price: 34.00


7lb Cast Iron Weight W317
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron bell shaped grocers' / butchers' counter weight with a ring grip to the top and embossed to the front "7lb J.M". Cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

6.75" tall.

3.75" base diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


7lb Cast Iron Weight W317



2lb Nickel Counter Weight W313
2lb Nickel Counter Weight W313
Original, quality post-1953 cast nickel grocers' / butchers' 2lb shop counter weight. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

3.5" tall.

3.25" base diam.

 
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Price: 34.00


Part Set of 4 Nickel Counter Weights W312
Original, quality part set of four cast nickel post-1953 grocers' / butchers' shop counter weights. These four matching weights are marked accordingly from "7lb" down to "1lb" and have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The larger one in particular has many dents and knocks, but otherwise all are in reasonable condition.

Largest 5.5" x 3.25".

Smallest 3" x 1.75".

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 125.00


Part Set of 4 Nickel Counter Weights W312



14lbs Cast Iron Weight W302
14lbs Cast Iron Weight W302
Original, quality late 19th century bell shaped 14lbs grocers' / butchers' counter weight. This example has a fixed ring shaped grip to the top and "lbs 14" embossed to the front. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order.

8" tall.

4.25" widest.

 
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Price: 156.00


Set of 4 Cast Iron Weights W296
Set of four, original, quality, circa 1900, tapered square cast iron grocers' / butchers' shop counter weights, each with a ring grip to the top. These weights 7lb, 4lb, 2lb and 1lb, each bear the weight to the front in an embossed design. Cleaned, lacquered and complete and in good order.

Largest 6.5" x 3" x 2.75" front to back.

Smallest 3.5" tall x 1.5" x 1.25" front to back.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 85.00


Set of 4 Cast Iron Weights W296



1oz Brass Weight, 3 similar available W246
1oz Brass Weight, 3 similar available W246
Original, quality 1920's cast brass grocers' / butchers' shop counter weights. The top is stamped "1oz" and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

1.25" tall.

0.75" base.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 16.00


2oz Brass Weight W245
Original, quality 1920's cast brass grocers' / butchers' shop counter weight. The top is stamped "2oz" and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

1.75" tall.

1" base.

 
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Price: 16.00


2oz Brass Weight W245



2oz Brass Weight W244
2oz Brass Weight W244
Original, quality 1920's cast brass grocers' / butchers' shop counter weight. The top is stamped "2oz" and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

1.75" tall x 0.75".

 
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Price: 16.00


4oz Brass Weight, 2 similar available W243
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass 4oz grocers' / butchers' shop counter weights. The tops are stamped "4oz" and the undersides have various date stamps relating to the checks made by the Weights and Measures Dept. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

2.25" tall.

1" base diam.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 16.00


4oz Brass Weight, 2 similar available W243



1lb Nickel Shop Weight W200
1lb Nickel Shop Weight W200
Original, quality post-1953 1lb nickel shop counter weight detailed '1lb' to the top. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

3" tall x 1.75" widest.

 
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Price: 23.00


4oz Brass Weight, 2 similar available W127
Original, quality, 1920's, 4oz, cast brass, bell shaped, butcher's or grocer's shop counter weight. This example is stamped '4oz' to the top of the grip and has some scuffs and dents, consistent with use. Has been polished and lacquered, but the lacquer can be removed upon request, at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. Other similar weights of various sizes may well be available.

2.25" tall.

1" base diameter.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 16.00


4oz Brass Weight, 2 similar available W127



8oz Brass Weight, 2 similar available W126
8oz Brass Weight, 2 similar available W126
Original, quality, 1920's, 8oz, cast brass, bell shaped, butcher's or grocer's shop counter weight. This example is stamped '8oz' to the top of the grip and has some scuffs and dents, consistent with use. Has been polished and lacquered, but the lacquer can be removed upon request, at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. Other similar weights of various sizes may well be available.

3" tall.

1.5" base diameter.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 16.00


2oz Brass Weight, 2 similar available W93
Original, quality, 2oz cast pink brass, bell shaped butcher's or grocer's shop counter weights, circa 1900. Stamped '2oz' to the top of the hand grip. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order. Other similar weights of various sizes are usually available.

1.75" x 0.75".

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Price: 16.00


2oz Brass Weight, 2 similar available W93



1/2oz Brass Weight, 4 similar available W44
1/2oz Brass Weight, 4 similar available W44
Original, quality, 1920's, cast brass butcher's/grocer's 1/2oz brass weight. '1/2oz' is stamped to the top and other numbers are stamped to the underside. All is polished, lacquered and complete and in good order. Other similar brass weights of various sizes are usually available.

1" tall x 0.5" base diameter.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 23.00

Online Catalogue > Weights